- Mintage Limit - 3000
- MADONNA VIRGIN under FIR TREE Lucas CRANACH Elder
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity + BOX
As part of the "The Renaissance Madonna" series of silver coins, this release celebrates the "Madonna Under the Fir Tree", painted by Lucas Cranach in 1510. The coin is one of a number of silver coins that will be produced, dedicated to famous artists who have honoured the Madonna in paintings during the Renaissance. Lucas Cranach the Elder’s "Madonna under the Fir Tree" is one of the master’s most elaborate and highly prized Madonnas, completed around 1510 for the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Breslau, Bohemia (now Wroclaw, Poland). It hung in the Chapel of St.John in the cathedral’s north aisle, a staple of travel guides and art histories, for more than 400 years.
Paying homage to his spectacular work – this 2013 Renaissance Madonna Silver Proof features the world acclaimed Renaissance painting; this spectacular full colour coin combines history with innovation - creating an outstanding testament to Lucas Cranach.
Struck to immaculate Proof quality from .999 fine silver, each 60mm x 40mm rectangular flan is shaped with a convex ellipse arched top. A truly unique release, this legal tender issue is restricted to a mintage of just 3,000 coins!